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  • HiOA - English for Administrative Purposes
    will be spent addressing typical problem areas Norwegians face when trying to communicate in professional English It should be stressed that this is a practical rather than a theoretical course and time will be spent discussing challenges we face in international work situations Target Group Administrative staff at Oslo and Akershus University College HiOA Course Entrance requirements A completed application needs analysis form submitted one week before the first course day Admission is based on individual application approved by applicants Head of Studies Head of division The maximum number of participants is 10 Contact time is limited in relation to the scope of the subject so regular attendance is crucial Aims Participants will acquire a more advanced level of English through active participation in discussions at sessions Improved clarity in the use of your English Fewer errors in your English Identification of participants own problem areas and strategies for dealing with them Increased confidence in using English Content The main goal is for participants to make strides in improving their professional English skills Speaking writing reading and listening exercises Appropriate language of the tasks participants carry out on a daily basis Vocabulary grammar sentence and paragraph structure Directness and formality Practice in speaking English Learning outcome and competence Participants demonstrate their ability to communicate more fluently in English Organization and working methods The course language is English throughout Correction from instructor is adjusted to participants needs Approximately one hour of each session will be task based teaching The participants are at the center of the course Course dates times and locations Session 1 9 00 to 11 30 Monday 7th September Room P372 P48 Session 2 9 00 to 11 30 Thursday 10th September Room P372 P48 Session 3 9 00 to 11 30 Monday 14th September Room R330 P48

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Courses/English-for-Administrative-Purposes (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Writing the Introduction to Article-based Dissertations: Kappe-workshop
    of the introduction to article based dissertations Provide strategies and principles for writing literature reviews Increase awareness of the rhetorical and grammatical conventions of written and oral academic English Course content The course is tailored to the needs of each group General topics discussed are How the dissertation articles can be configured as a coherent unit The purpose and typical structure of the introduction Some of the challenges many writers face How to work with the standardised guidelines in practice for example http www uv uio no forsk forskerutdanning retningslinjerkappen html The course is primarily for researchers at Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences If you are from another institution and are interested in the course please contact Eva Kollstrøm Nedrejord Course dates and location Session 1 13 00 16 00 Monday November 23rd Room P369 P48 Session 2 13 00 16 00 Monday November 30th Room P369 P48 Session 3 13 00 16 00 Monday December 7th Room P369 P48 Requirements To get the most out of the course it is preferable if you are reasonably fluent in written and oral English able to provide a text ahead of the start of the course preferably at the time of application able to attend all the sessions Preparation You will be expected to Send in an outline of your introduction ahead of time Do not worry if your outline is preliminary Prepare a brief no more than five minutes oral summary of your research project in English to be presented at the workshop Bring along a section of your literature review no more than two pages to be shared with the rest of the group on day two If you have not yet started writing the literature review of your kappe you can bring in a section of a

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/eng/LSB/EAP/Courses/Writing-the-Introduction-to-Article-based-Dissertations-Kappe-workshop (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Journal Analysis
    ability in meeting explicit submission criteria and matching the structure and form of your writing to the target journal Improved ability to produce written academic texts Develop critical analysis skills Course content The course is tailored to the needs of each group General topics covered are The writing process Writing principles Academic language Structuring an academic paper Working with academic texts Text analysis Journal submission criteria Critical analysis Discussing in an academic context Organisation The course takes place over two full days The workshop will be capped at 8 participants The course is primarily for researchers at Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences If you are from another institution and are interested in the course please contact Eva Kollstrøm Nedrejord Course dates and location Session 1 09 00 14 00 Wednesday 7th October Room R330 P48 Session 2 09 00 14 00 Thursday 8th October Room R330 P48 Requirements To get the most out of the course it is preferable if you are reasonably fluent in written and oral English familiar with academic requirements for writing in the process of writing a paper for publication in an academic journal able to attend both sessions Preparation You are required to bring five journal articles from your field of research to the course for reference purposes You should also bring the Guidelines for Authors from two or three journals Recommended reading Huff Anne S Writing for Scholarly Publication California Sage 1999 Chapter 5 Murray Rowena Writing for Academic Journals Berks Open University Press 2005 Chapter 2 Reid Natalie Getting Published in International Journals writing strategies for European social scientists Oslo Nova 2010 Part V pp 199 247 Swales John M and Feak Christine B Academic Writing for Graduate Students essential tasks and skills 3rd ed Ann Arbor Univ Michigan 2004 Adrian

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Courses/Journal-Analysis (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Two-day Academic Writing Course
    version of the full Academic Writing Course that runs over the course of a whole semester Please note that unlike the full writing course there are no study points ECTS credits attached to this course Places on the course are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis Objectives Increased awareness of the writing practices of your own discipline s Improved ability to produce written academic texts Practice in writing academic English Increased confidence in an English speaking academic context Course content The course workshop is tailored to the needs of each group General topics covered include Genre Language and style Argumentation Evaluation Organization Writing as process Writing as social practice Text discourse analysis Discussing in an academic context Course dates times and locations for Autumn 2015 Session 1 09 00 14 00 Wednesday 25th November Room P369 P48 Session 2 09 00 14 00 Thursday 26th November Room P369 P48 Preparation You are required to bring two journal articles from your field of research to the course for reference purposes To get the most out of the course you should be reasonably fluent in written and oral English able to attend both workshop sessions see dates above prepared to work on various tasks readings and your own writing Recommended reading Swales John M and Feak Christine B Academic writing for graduate students essential tasks and skills 3rd ed Ann Arbor Univ Michigan 2004 Swales John M and Feak Christine B Commentary for academic writing for graduate students essential tasks and skills 3rd ed Ann Arbor Univ Michigan 2004 Feak Christine B and Swales John M Telling a research story writing a literature review Ann Arbor Univ Michigan 2009 Other reading material will be provided during the course workshop Price Free for researchers and staff at Oslo

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Courses/Two-day-Academic-Writing-Course (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Academic Writing in English Mentoring Programme
    is designed to increase participants ability and confidence with academic writing in English by pairing them with a mentor Objectives Increased confidence in writing English language academic texts Improved ability to produce written academic texts Increased ability in setting and attaining writing goals Programme content The mentoring programme will provide one to one support tailored to each participant s needs Each participant will work on a text or texts over the semester and meet regularly with their mentor to discuss their writing processes and the development of their text The mentor will provide insight feedback and guidance about writing rhetoric structure organization argument and so on Organization Times and meeting places will be mutually agreed by each mentor and programme participant You can expect to meet with your mentor for an hour each fortnight over the semester Requirements To get the most out of the course you should be reasonably fluent in written and oral English prepared to work on various tasks readings and your own writing between meetings This programme is open to staff and PhD candidates at HiOA Places on the programme are extremely limited Please note this is not a copyediting or proof reading service the aim

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Courses/Academic-Writing-in-English-Mentoring-Programme (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Academic Phrasebook
    a personally compiled literature database of any size comprising electronic or digitized research articles books and other academic texts The overall aim of the course is that each participant can create a personalized writing aid by filing electronic texts in a database and then selectively retrieving relevant elements e g phrases and specialized terminology which can be used in the participant s own academic writing Target Group Staff PhD fellows and researchers at HiO Objectives Learning Outcomes After the course the participant will be able to construct and update a personalized discipline specific text database be able to use specially designed software to analyze and explore their database be able to compare features of their own text database with a larger more general database in order to extract phrases and specialized terminology specific to their own discipline have developed increased awareness of the lexical grammatical and rhetorical conventions of the English language literature of their own research community as a direct result of the application of the above techniques Course Content Session 1 Introducing and using text databases background software techniques tips Session 2 Making and developing your own text database step by step guide Session 3 Exploring the literature

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Additional-courses/Academic-Phrasebook (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - Journal Clubs: The Rhetoric of your discipline
    Hjem Læringssenter og bibliotek English for Academic Purposes Additional courses Journal Clubs The Rhetoric of your discipline Journal Clubs The Rhetoric of your discipline The idea of a journal club is to create a venue for discussing recently published work in your field with colleagues For an idea of how this works see the EST Journal Club Content The journal club focuses on reading analysing and discussing journal articles published in international journals During the sessions we will Analyse the organisation of journal articles with abstracts Interrogate how arguments are structured and presented Analyse the presentation of evidence Discuss and assess various rhetorical strategies Discuss writing conventions in different article genres Target group Academic staff in a single discipline Objectives Learning Outcomes Gained practice in spoken academic English Strengthened abilities to participate in academic discussions in English Increased awareness of critical analysis of form and content of journal articles Increased disciplinary specific vocabulary in English Gained increased awareness of the form phrasing and conventions of published articles in ways that may strengthen participants own written work To register your interest in this course please complete the application and needs analysis form Nettredaksjonen Contact Tom Muir 4767235211 Office HiOA Om høgskolen

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/Additional-courses/Journal-Clubs-The-Rhetoric-of-your-discipline (2015-09-15)
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  • HiOA - EAP resources
    resources for both students and staff Dictionaries Synonym dictionary Academic Word List British National Corpus Online Advanced English Dictionary Writing aids Academic English Online Using English for Academic Purposes A Guide for Students in Higher Education Writing a paper Interactive grammar exercises English for Administrative Purposes EAdP The IMRaD model for writing Language Laundering Services Library terminology Purdue Online Writing Lab Academic Journals Journal of English for Academic Purposes JEAP

    Original URL path: http://www.hioa.no/LSB/EAP/EAP-resources (2015-09-15)
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